Margo Kingston, Peter Clarke and Tim Dunlop come together to talk through the transitions and transformations happening in the world at the moment as we all deal with Covid-19 pandemic. With regular guests from a range of occupations and disciplines, with minds wide open, and a heartfelt desire to see the best of what is possible at this weird moment in the history of the world, we hope #transitzone becomes your alt podcast of choice. #transitzone theme is by Ivan Clarke © at Pang Productions.

A FEATURE INTERVIEW with the author of, Voices of us: The independents’ movement transforming Australian democracy.

Peter Clarke speaks with his fellow #transitzone podcaster, Tim Dunlop, about some of the key themes in Tim’s latest and fourth book that charts and analyses the rise and electoral successes of the “teals”, those community independents, all women, who won a swag of formerly blue ribbon Liberal Party seats from coalition incumbents in the 2022 federal election.

The overarching theme is the health of and future prospects for the Australian democracy as this form of governance is severely stress-tested globally and in many cases, eroded and corroded.

Was the last federal election, with about a third of voting Australian citizens opting for candidates not from the major parties, a kind of “reprieve” and, if so, how can we best use it for our collective democratic futures?


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